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Inshore Fishing in False River in South Central Louisiana

Bayou Chub Lures

Can someone let me know where to buy the Bayou Chub Lures that seem to be working so well for the Guides on trout in South Central, Lousiana. I plan on fishing Cypemort Point this Saturday and Sunday, so any information on where to get them between there and Lafayette is appreciated. I have already went to Academy and two small tackle shops; none of them carried them. Thanks.
January 26, 2006 at 9:56am
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Posted January 26, 2006 at 10:39am

you can order them online at reactionlures.com. bag of a 100 is around $14.00 + 7.00 shipping. They also have them at Eschete's on New Orleans Blvd (hwy182) in Houma.

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Posted January 26, 2006 at 11:07am

Spillway sportsman in Brusly has them, not exactly on your way, but I think you can order online from them as well.
Good luck.

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Posted January 26, 2006 at 11:18am
Bait Shop in Broussard

You can buy all the Bayou Chubs you want at the little gas station / bait shop in Broussard. Can't remember the name? Hope this helps!!!

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Posted January 26, 2006 at 12:00pm

I went reactionlures.com and called the 800 number for locations to buy the chubs. They gave me about 3 so I'm on my way now to buy a few packs. For some reason, two of the three are all out of the LSU (purple/chartreuse)? I will order those and others online in the future, as you save $$$ money even with shipping cost. Thanks for all comments.

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Posted January 26, 2006 at 12:22pm
The Country Station in broussard

I would call first, they sell out fast.

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Posted January 26, 2006 at 10:43pm
Reaction Lures

Reaction Lures. Many, Louisiana. 1-800-256-2075. John Dean, Mgr. Order all you want direct. No better cocahoe minnow immitation on the market today. I personally do not know of one quality guide, no matter who is sponsoring him, that does NOT carry Bayou Chub Minnows, especially in Purple/Chartreuse tail!

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Posted January 27, 2006 at 8:30am
H & H

Don't sweat it. H&H Cocahoe minnows in the same colors will get you just as many bites as Reaction lures Bayou Chub. You can find them anywhere and they're cheaper. People have been catching fish on them for years. The only real difference is that the guides aren't constantly plugging the H&H minnows.

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Posted January 27, 2006 at 8:37am
Spoon man you are half right!

Granted people have been catching fish on H&H plastics for a long time but if you think the H&H has the same action as the Reaction lures I am going to say you are dead wrong. Reaction plastics have way more vibrate than H&H plastics. You tie both on to a jig head with a gold spinner and you tell me which one has more vibration in the water. If you are just fishing under a cork I really don't think it matters but if you are either fishing slow retrieve for specks, or with a gold spinner for reds, than the reaction is much better in my opinion.

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Posted January 31, 2006 at 1:21pm
To each his own

I just think that for all the Hoopla about Bayou Chubs the hassle of trying to find them sometimes isn't really worth it. I think Specks are more of a fish that feed like wolf packs. They don't really key in on subtle differences in a bait, like a bass or Red might, other than the profile and color. The tail in the Reaction lure does have a little more wiggle than most other plastics, but when fishing with a spinner it's the flash and vibration of the spinner that usually calls in the fish. Some guys may have really noticed a difference, but personally I've tried both and have had the same results. Just thought I'd help the fellah out so he can get on the water. By the way, you probably have tried it before, but I haven't found a lure yet(not even a SPOON)that gets a more aggressive strike out of even the most stubborn Reds than a shallow diving crankbait like a Mann's Minus 1. Give it a shot. Take it easy guys.

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Posted January 31, 2006 at 3:45pm
H&H vs. Bayou Chubs

There is absolutely no comparison other than both are called cocahoe minnow imitations. Chubs are stronger, have way more action, can be used over and over without tearing up, and do not cost more than an H&H. There isn't a guide in SE Louisiana that doesn't have a boat full of Chubs, even if he is "PAID" and/or furnished thousands of other brands including H&H. The Bayou Chubs are way more superior and the people, sports, weekend warriors and guides alike will testify to that.

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Posted February 01, 2006 at 10:22am
Dufrenes Guide Service

They are hard to get because usually as soon as the small tackle shops get them they sell out. You can order direct at www.reactionlures.com. First of all they work so well for the guides because there are fish in the area we are fishing. They will not catch fish if no fish are present in the area. They are not a magic bait. I will tell you why we use them at Dufrenes Guide Service. Every now and then someone makes a better mouse trap. John Dean at Reaction has the better mouse trap with the Reaction Bayou Chubb. We used H&H cocahoes for years until I tried the Bayou Chubb. People and manufactures are constantly sending new baits for us to try and I have not seen a better swimming minnow with more action than the chubb yet. When selecting a plastic bait for our customers to use, the plastic bait has to do 3 things. 1.Catch Fish, 2.Be Customer Friendly(easy to work). 3 Be Durable(catch many fish on a single plastic without having to use a new plastic every fish. This saves time and money.) The chubb does all three. You don't need a fancy array of colors I have tested most of them and they all catch fish. We have narrowed it down to 4 or 5 colors that consistely catch fish everywhere we have been from Lousiana to Florida. All you need is Blk/Chart, LSU, Glow/Chart and Avacodo/Chart or Smoke Red/Glitter. Fish these colors on a 1/4 ounce tigthlined or under a cork. Most of the guides are using this bait for a reason. Go get some and you'll know why.

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